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Final Buzzer for Modell’s Sporting Goods

On February 21, 2020, Mitchell Modell, CEO of the largest family-owned sporting goods retailer in the United States, went on national TV and made a shocking announcement—he asked viewers to help save his company from financial collapse. The 130-year-old brand at one point was a

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How Pier 1 Imports Sank

In its heyday, Pier 1 Imports had 18,000 employees and over 1,000 stores worldwide, bringing us the most eclectic and quirky array of home furnishing design and décor products—from love beads, exotic rattan chairs, to other treasured goods. For over 5 decades, Pier 1 took

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MoviePass Rolls the Credits

Cinephile and film enthusiast, Stacy Spikes, sought to reinvent the way people watched movies. His answer was MoviePass, a subscription-based service that allowed people to watch any movie, at any theater, at any time for one monthly fee. It was ground-breaking, well-suiting the company to

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4 Podcasts For Women By Women

Women and podcasts. What seems like an irony at first glance is shaping out to be something of a lifesaver for the female species from centegarians to midlife to the young. Ever wondered what it might be like to listen to a podcast as a

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United Airlines: Fly The Not-So-Friendly Skies

On April 9, 2017, passengers of United Airlines Flight 3411 watched as aviation officers dragged out a fellow passenger, Dr. David Dao. He was one of the individuals involuntarily bumped off the plane after United Airlines overbooked its flight. Ripped from his seat by law

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How HQ Trivia Crashed

When HQ Trivia went live in 2018, it was an instant hit, generating a tremendous amount of mass appeal and gaining an immediate cult following that went beyond anyone’s expectations. They also had the blessings of the most influential people-from the celebrity-world to the investment

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XFL’s Fatal Fumble

When Vince McMahon announced that he would be creating a new football league—a grittier, more violent, and more entertaining version called the XFL—many seemed to think this idea would be an ultimate touchdown. When the highly anticipated, highly publicized event premiered on NBC in February

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Archegos Capital, A Greek Tragedy

On March 26, 2021, the financial world awoke to the news that rattled some of Wall Street’s biggest players. To the outside world, and at the center of it all were some unfamiliar and obscure names—Archegos Capital and its Founder Bill Hwang. The word on

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Kodak: A Missed Moment

Kodak dominated the consumer photography market for over a century and their downfall seems to be obvious in their inability to adapt to the digital age. But when you look closer at the company’s history, you’ll come to see that ironically what made them so

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Theranos: A Bloody Mess

Theranos’s groundbreaking proprietary technology promised to revolutionize healthcare with just a drop of blood from a finger prick. The company, led by its founder Elizabeth Holmes, would raise over $900 million and become a darling in the tech community. That is until a Wall Street

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GameStop: The Big Short…Squeeze

 In January 2021, the world watched as Reddit traders faced off with Wall Street elites in a trading mania over GameStop shares. Matei Psatta, one of the traders of subreddit WallStreetBets, joins us this week to comment on what this means and why the financial

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How Much Does It Take To Win? 85% Says Hugh Jackman

A long time ago, in the year 2020, there was a pandemic that caused the “podcast” to become intensely popular among the populace. This was especially true among would-be and already-are entrepreneurs, who grasped the opportunity to jump on a profit-flourishing trend and milk the

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